The working environment can be overwhelming for employees who are facing harassment in the workplace. It can be frustrating when HR departments or employers take little or no action to stop the harassment after you report it. Sometimes, your employer or supervisor is the one committing the harassment. What other recourses do you have? If you are feeling powerless to stop harassment, please read on, then contact an experienced Los Angeles, California employee rights lawyer to learn what you should know about harassment and your rights as an employee in California.
What are your rights as an employee in California?
As an employee in the state of California, you have certain inalienable rights that your potential employers must adhere to. You have the right to be paid fair wages and the right to file a formal complaint against an employer without fear of retaliation. Your work environment should be free of harassment and discrimination of all types.
What constitutes harassment in the state of California?
Harassment takes many forms and California law bars them all. Harassment can be verbal or physical. Your harasser can be your co-worker, supervisor or even a non-employee like a customer or a contractor. You are being harassed if you have ever experienced any of the following:
- Your supervisor or co-worker makes racist comments.
- Your supervisor or co-worker makes ageist comments.
- Your supervisor or co-worker makes sexist comments.
- Your supervisor or co-worker touches your body parts behind you.
- Your supervisor or co-worker constantly stares at your body parts.
- Your supervisor or co-worker removes or tries to remove your hijab.
- Your supervisor or co-worker retaliates against you for reporting or filing a complaint about any of the above.
How can a Los Angeles, California labor lawyer help you with harassment?
A competent and aggressive Los Angeles, California labor lawyer will fully apprise you of your rights and fight to protect them on your behalf. A skilled legal representative will help you pursue your rights in court, from settlement negotiations to trial. He or she will help you file a claim, prepare all the necessary documents and paperwork and present them to the appropriate entities. Our firm has the skills and experience to win you the compensation you are entitled to under California law. We will defend your rights as an employee in California through every step of this process.
Contact Our Experienced Los Angeles Firm
Whether you are an employer or an employee involved in an employment-related dispute, you can rely on the legal team here at Lee Law Offices to fight for you. Our firm has significant experience in matters involving church and commercial litigation. Contact us today so we can discuss your situation and determine the best path forward.